This course is part of the 2017 Nancy McKinley Lecture Series, Supporting Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This course will describe the most recent research findings in autism spectrum disorders (ASD), specifically related to early intervention and parent-implemented intervention. Content will focus on new neurobiological findings related to early intervention, long term outcomes following parent intervention, and evidence-based intervention updates from the National Standards Project (2015).
Course created on October 6, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the neurobiological impact of early intervention.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe outcomes for parent-implemented intervention.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 3 new established interventions revealed in the recent update to the National Standards Project.
|5-20 Minutes||Neurobiological impact of early intervention in ASD|
|20-45 Minutes||Parent implemented intervention: Outcomes for children with ASD|
|45-55 Minutes||Update on the National Standards Project: Established interventions|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Patricia Prelock, Ph.D, is Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. Dr. Prelock coordinates parent training programs designed for caregivers of children with ASD and has been awarded more than 11 million dollars in university, state and federal funding as a PI or Co-PI to develop innovations in interdisciplinary training supporting children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families, to facilitate training in speech-language pathology, and to support her intervention work in ASD. She has over 177 publications and 517 peer-reviewed and invited presentations/keynotes in the areas of autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, collaboration, IPE, leadership, and language learning disabilities. Dr. Prelock received the University of Vermont’s Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award in 2000, was named an ASHA Fellow in 2000 and a University of Vermont Scholar in 2003. In 2011, she was named the Cecil & Ida Green Honors Professor Visiting Scholar at Texas Christian University and in 2015 Dr. Prelock was named a Distinguished Alumna of the University of Pittsburgh. In 2016, she received the ASHA Honors of the Association and in 2017 she was named a Distinguished Alumna of Cardinal Mooney High School. Dr. Prelock is a Board- Certified Specialist in Child Language. She was the 2013 President for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is leading the development of the University of Vermont Integrative Health Program.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course was presented in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, which provided in-kind support.
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